Blog Tour for Ziggy, Stardust, and Me by James Brandon (David Bowie Playlist)

I’m so happy to be a part of Penguin Teen’s blog tour for some of their fall debuts.  I chose Ziggy, Stardust, and Me by James Brandon so I could make a playlist of David Bowie songs.  I just got the book in, so I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.  So the playlist is just random Bowie songs I like.  I hope you enjoy the list!

 

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Ziggy, Stardust, and Me by James Brandon

 

The year is 1973. The Watergate hearings are in full swing. The Vietnam War is still raging. And homosexuality is still officially considered a mental illness. In the midst of these trying times is sixteen-year-old Jonathan Collins, a bullied, anxious, asthmatic kid, who aside from an alcoholic father and his sympathetic neighbor and friend Starla, is completely alone. To cope, Jonathan escapes to the safe haven of his imagination, where his hero David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and dead relatives, including his mother, guide him through the rough terrain of his life. In his alternate reality, Jonathan can be anything: a superhero, an astronaut, Ziggy Stardust, himself, or completely “normal” and not a boy who likes other boys. When he completes his treatments, he will be normal—at least he hopes. But before that can happen, Web stumbles into his life. Web is everything Jonathan wishes he could be: fearless, fearsome and, most importantly, not ashamed of being gay.

Jonathan doesn’t want to like brooding Web, who has secrets all his own. Jonathan wants nothing more than to be “fixed” once and for all. But he’s drawn to Web anyway. Web is the first person in the real world to see Jonathan completely and think he’s perfect. Web is a kind of escape Jonathan has never known. For the first time in his life, he may finally feel free enough to love and accept himself as he is.

A poignant coming-of-age tale, Ziggy, Stardust and Me heralds the arrival of a stunning and important new voice in YA.

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Q&A With Author Isabel Sterling (These Witches Don’t Burn)

 

I’m so excited to have author Isabel Sterling here today answering some questions for my readers.  These Witches Don’t Burn is one of my most anticipated releases for 2019.  I’ll share a bit about the book first and then there will be the Q&A section.

 

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Blog Tour (part two) for Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish (favorite things about Puerto Rico by Pablo Cartaya)

 

Marcus Vega Blog Tour

 

Welcome to part two of my blog tour for Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish.  Please make sure you check yesterday’s post for info about the book, author, and my review.

 

Today I’m sharing a guest post by author Pablo Cartaya.  I asked if he could share his favorite things about Puerto Rico and this is what I got back.  Thank you Pablo!

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Blog Tour for Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya (review)

 

Marcus Vega Blog Tour

 

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya.  This tour is being hosted by Penguin Teen (Viking).

 

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

Publication:  August 21, 2018 by Viking

Purchase on Amazon

 

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Review of Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (physical arc)

 

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Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

 

Synopsis:

 

After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men. The crew has one misson: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.

But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command just barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether or not to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all…or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?

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Thank you so much @PenguinTeen! #bookmail

 

I received two different surprise packages from Penguin Teen and wanted to share them.  I am so very excited (I also have both of these pre-ordered already).  Thank you so much Penguin/Razorbill!

 

I’m reading this right now as I’m typing and I already love it.

 

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Blog Tour for Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari (review and my top 5 YA thrillers list)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari.  This tour is being hosted by Penguin Teen Canada.  Thank you to Evan and Penguin for reaching out to me for this tour and for my book.  #partner @PenguinTeenCa  #sponsored

 

 

Blood Will Out

by Jo Treggiari

Publication date:  June 5, 2018 by Penguin Teen

288 pages  Hardcover

Young Adult Fiction-Thriller

978-0-73526-295-9

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